I caught up with Dr. Sears a couple of weeks ago and asked him to share some nutritional tips with all of us here at Ciao Florentina! So here are a few priceless tips we can all apply to our diet, to live healthier and be happier !
Dr. Barry Sears’ Nutritional Tips
by Dr. Barry Sears
1. Replace grains and starches with non-starchy vegetables. This will lower the glycemic load of the diet and reduce the levels of insulin that makes you fat and keeps you fat. If you are eating out, restaurants will always be happy to make the change. If you are cooking at home, the easiest way to do this is to use frozen vegetables (especially during the winter) that taste a lot better than ever and are a great price. During the spring and summer, fresh vegetables are always available.
2. Eat enough low-fat protein at each meal that can fit on the palm of your hand. This is about 3 oz. of low-fat protein for women and 4 oz. of low-fat protein for men. The protein increases satiety so you are less likely to snack between meals.
3. Never let more than 5 hours go by with a balanced meal or snack to maintain appetite suppression by keeping your hormones in a zone that is not too how or too low. You know if you are successful if you are not hungry five hours after your last meal with peak mental focus.
About Dr. Barry Sears
Dr. Barry Sears is a leading authority on the impact of the diet on hormonal response, genetic expression, and inflammation. A former research scientist at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Sears has dedicated his research efforts over the past 30 years to the study of lipids. He has published more than 30 scientific articles and holds 13 U.S. patents in the areas of intravenous drug delivery systems and hormonal regulation for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. He has also written 13 books, including the New York Times #1 best-seller “The Zone”. These books have sold more than 5 million copies in the U.S. and have been translated into 22 different languages.